Rose hips are technically a wild food. Because I benefit from them in hot tea form, I am labeling rose hips as a supplement.
Rose hips contains the most bioavailable form of vitamin C in existence, meaning it’s in the most usable form for the body. And although we know how important vitamin C is, especially when we are combatting a cold, we often don’t think about this crucial supplement on a daily basis. We should. Vitamin C is anti-inflammatory, and the C we receive from rose hips is more anti-inflammatory than from any other source.
Vitamin C helps to increase the blood’s white cell count and boosts the immune system against viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, and other fungus. Rose hips fight against any type of infection. The vitamin C in rose hips has a dissolving effect on biofilm, a jelly-like substance given off by the neurotoxins and dermatoxins secreted by the Epstein Barr virus. This biofilm gunks up major organs, such as the liver, and can break loose into the blood. The sticky residue can get caught in the heart’s mitral valve, causing palpitations, tachycardia, arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation.
Rose hips aid in alleviating urinary tract infections, skin conditions, dental issues, ear infections, intestinal tract disorders, cold and flu symptoms, strep throat, adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue. They restore a sluggish or stagnant liver and help with all neurological symptoms.
Rose hips can be taken in capsule form. However, I enjoy using dried rose hips, which can be purchased by the ounce, to create a flavorful hot tea. (Link included below.) Add two teaspoons of dried rose hips to a cup, or to a loose tea mesh basket or tea ball, pour boiling water into the cup, cover and steep for at least five minutes. Add a squeeze of lemon and a spoonful of raw honey to enhance the vitamin C.
Rose hips tea is one of the teas I use throughout the week, for afternoon tea time. I drink a different health boosting hot tea every day. When warmer weather arrives, I’m looking forward to trying an iced tea version, from Anthony William, that includes rose hips, steeped and then cooled, combined with half a cup of orange juice. That sounds incredibly refreshing!
Learn more about rose hips, and 49 other power foods, in Life Changing Foods, by Anthony William. Link provided below.
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And here is the link for dried rose hips: